For this discussion, please answer ALL of the following questions based on the W

For this discussion, please answer ALL of the following questions based on the Week Six Module’s readings and course materials. You will need to respond to at least two other student posts with thoughtful comments and questions, as well as any questions I pose on your own discussion. Your initial post will be due on Wednesday and all responses by Friday:
Utilizing your textbook and video on the Byzantine Empire, what were the major strengths of the early Byzantine empire and how was it able to continue on as the empire in the west fell?
How did Hinduism develop and modernize from the Vedic belief system?
Universalizing religions, like Christianity and Buddhism, were successful in part because of their diverse personalized appeal to men and women, rich and poor, and the upper and lower classes. How might this diverse appeal enable a universalizing religion like Buddhism to undermine and alter traditional power relationships?
As the Bantus travelled across Central and Southern Africa, describe at least 3 aspects of their culture and religion that began to spread across the Continent?
In what ways did the city of Teotihuacan influence and impact the entire region of Mesoamerica from the 3rd Century BCE to the 7th Century CE?
The Mayans formed one of the more sophisticated and complex societies in the ancient world. What are 3 aspects of Mayan culture that you find particularly interesting. Why did the unified Mayan Civilization decline?
In watching the video excerpt from the National Geographic Documentary on the Mayan written language, why has the development of deciphering Mayan texts been such a long and difficult process?
What stands out to you in the Origin Epics and Tales of the Bantus and Mayans? Do you see any particular similarities or differences in the texts? What do these tell about their values?
What factors led to the rapid spread of Islam in the first century of its existence (from 622-750 CE)?
In reading the primary source Emperor Wuzong – Edict on the Suppression of Buddhism, how does the Tang emperor argue that Buddhism conflicts with Chinese traditions and with the economy? How does the emperor attempt to portray the Buddhist monks and nuns, and what does this tell us about this period of persecution against Buddhism?
Utilizing the textbook and video on the Fall of the Golden Age, describe the reasons why the Tang Dynasty fell.
Give two examples each of the ways in which Koreans and the Japanese both adopted Chinese culture and kept their own traditions alive.
Outline 3 different ways in which Charlemagne impacted Europe during his rule as the first Holy Roman Emperor.
As you read the notes and watch the video on the Viking Longship, what, in your opinion, was the most interesting aspect of the Vikings and their influence during the 9th and 10th centuries?
As each of the empires discussed in chapter 9 matured, divisions developed within the faiths that initially had helped to bring unity to their respective regions. In the Abbasid world, a split developed between Sunni and Shiite Muslims. In Tang China, Buddhism and Confucianism vied for political influence. Christendom divided into the Roman Catholic west and the Greek Orthodox east. What was the exact nature of each religious disagreement? How do these divisions compare in terms of the root of the internal rifts and their impact in the political realm?